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Entries from February 2006

Consecutive Winter Olympics Vs. The Couch

February 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

This year was the first time I missed seeing the Olympic snowboard events live and in person. I saw Ross Rabagliati win the first snowboarding gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Games. I watched as the American men swept the halfpipe medals at Park City during at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002. And […]

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Tags: Life · Snowboarding

Shop Girl Sunday Night

February 19th, 2006 · No Comments

Steve Martin returns to LA Story land with Shop Girl, a somnambulant narrative about a Sax Fifth Avenue worker (Claire Danes) who is courted concurrently by a dorky guy her own age (played by Jason Schwartzman) and a suave millionaire twenty years her senior (played by Steve Martin). Featuring very little dialog, too many dreamy […]

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Tags: Video

TV In The Sahara

February 11th, 2006 · No Comments

We never rent movies anymore because we pay way too much for cable. This means several things: one, that we rarely decide that we want to watch something in advance, and two, we often watch movies we would never sit through if weren’t playing free on our televison. And with close to 20 channels of […]

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All My Baghdad Friends

February 1st, 2006 · No Comments

Jon Lee Anderson is a lyrical writer of smooth, even, often beautiful prose. His attention to subtle details and their description is seductive and satisfying and it’s no wonder that his latest work has been as a reporter for The New Yorker. The fact that he is writing about a war, the fall of a […]

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Tags: Books